The few hours Asim spent with Ryse: Son of Rome definitely left a far more positive impression of the game from E3 or even gamescom . It’s gone from a ‘not interested” title to a ‘might pick this up’ which is a credit to what Crytek has done in terms of improving based on feedback. The visuals are mighty impressive, but only the full game will reveal whether or not it has the substance to go with the style. There was somewhat a basic upgrade and XP system during the time with the game to go along with decent combat system, but didn’t have the time to delve into fully. Ryse even features a multiplayer mode too, which has been played very briefly at gamescom. Brief being around 20-30 minutes, not enough really. 22nd November will be time for the full verdict, and hopefully we’ll be there soon after to provide you with ours.